21 Eco-Friendly Wedding Gifts You'll Actually Feel Good About Giving
Finding the perfect wedding gift is easier said than done, especially when you're shopping for a couple who seems to have everything! But, if you're on the hunt for a unique gift that's both thoughtful and memorable, an eco-friendly wedding gift is a great way to check off more than a few boxes.
For one thing, eco-friendly products are gifts you can actually feel good about giving since they're consciously made to be kind to the earth. And, more often than not, they tend to have a story behind them that makes the gift even more special—whether that means they're hand-crafted in a village halfway across the world, fair trade-certified or made from reusable products, like recycled glass or reclaimed wood. Plus, even if the soon-to-be newlyweds aren't totally up on sustainability or zero-waste products themselves, giving an eco-friendly wedding gift can be the perfect way to introduce them to items that might just change their perspective.
Of course, sticking to the original wedding registry is always the safest bet (and if the couple is registered through The Knot, you may want to search for their names and browse through there first). However, if you're looking to go beyond the standard registry gift—or simply want to add on a unique extra—scroll on to see some of our favorite picks for sustainable wedding gifts.
RusticFlitch Rustic Wood Chopping Block
A personalized cutting board has become one of those timeless wedding gifts that honestly never gets old. This one-of-a-kind keepsake is carved from beautiful sustainably sourced olive wood and features a live edge design that gives it a rustic, yet custom look. Have it engraved with either the couple's first names or their new surname, along with their wedding date, to create the perfect kitchen display piece or serving board.
Rowenta Pure Air Nanocaptur Air Purifier
Few things are as important as the air we breathe, and yet it's definitely not the first thing we think of when we move into a new home. This high-quality air purifier will ensure that the newlyweds' home is up to snuff, thanks to four different filtration levels which eliminate out 99.99% of allergens and fine particles from the air in just six minutes flat.
Hydro Flask Reusable Wide Mouth Stainless Steel Water Bottle
For the active couple that's always on the go, a matching pair of reusable water bottles will come in handy long after the honeymoon's over. This insulated design can maintain the temperature of cold or hot drinks for hours and eliminate the need for buying one-use water bottles that just create more plastic to add to the earth.
Williams-Sonoma Organic Cocoon Blanket
Your loved ones will adore cuddling up together beneath this cozy blanket, thanks to the superior softness and lightweight breathability it provides all year round. Another reason to treat them to this snuggly gift? It's certified to the Global Organic Textiles Standard (GOTS), which means it stuck to strict social and environmental requirements to meet the highest standards at every stage of textile production.
The North Face Eco-Trail 2-Person Tent
Believe it or not, this two-person tent is made from recycled materials, making it a sustainable and durable option for all sorts of weekend adventures. It also features a waterproof rainfly to keep the inside dry, as well as two front vestibules and doors to separate the sleeping area from any dirty hiking gear. Looks like camping beneath the stars is about to get a lot more stylish.
Bamboozle Bamboo 7-Piece Nesting Bowl Set
Made from durable and eco-friendly recycled bamboo, this set of seven nesting bowls is bound to become an MVP in your loved one's kitchen. The variety of sizes lend themselves to mixing bowls, salad bowls and beyond, and the beautiful color scheme keeps things stylish and on-trend.
Ettitude Bamboo Sateen Flat Sheet
Once you've experienced the luxury of silky-soft bedding, you'll never want to go back—which is just half the reason why these high-quality sheets are such a hit. They're also Oeko-Tex certified, hypoallergenic, and ethically made from 100% organic bamboo lyocell, a sustainable textile and renewable plant source. The best part? They have a 300 thread count, which equals a 1000 thread count in organic cotton sheets.
Zwilling J.A. Henckels 4-Piece Bamboo Storage Box Set
Eco-conscious homebodies will love this versatile set of storage containers, which sport a minimalist design and can be used to house just about everything inside—from kitchen utensils to sugar, flour, or other baking essentials. You can even recycle them into herb boxes if you ever need to since their sustainable design is both bacteria- and water-resistant!
Safavieh Orland 2-Tier Outdoor Tea Trolley
Throwing a great backyard party definitely requires a few BBQ skills, but mixing the perfect summertime cocktail is what will really score some major points with the neighbors. Made from eco-friendly, recycled acacia wood, this fun (and fancy!) home decor piece includes plenty of space for drinkware, alcohol, and other necessary accouterments.
Nimble Eco-Friendly CHAMP 10k PD Portable Charger
A portable charger can be a real lifesaver—especially if the happy couple is honeymooning in a remote locale with limited power sources. But the CHAMP isn't exactly your average charger. In addition to charging your phone at super-fast speeds, it's also made from 72.5 percent post-consumer plastic and is manufactured by Nimble, a Certified B Corporation that commits to giving at least 1% of its annual revenue to environmental nonprofits.
Blueland The Clean Suite
Part of setting your newlywed pals up for a happy life is giving them some high-quality home goods they may not know to ask for. This top-rated cleaning kit includes fragrance- and chemical-free cleaning products, as well as reusable containers, plastic-free refills and other packaging made from recycled paper.
GOT Bag Roll-Top Backpack
This unique roll-top backpack is billed as the perfect all-around bag pick for "adventure-seekers and freedom lovers." But in addition to its cool design that makes hiking, camping, and other outdoorsy activities easier, it's also got a pretty cool backstory: It's the first-ever backpack of its kind to be made from recycled ocean plastic!
Safavieh Vista Outdoor Wood Adirondack Chair
Just one look at these classic Adirondack chairs and you'll be instantly transported to a coastal New England town. Couples will love having a matching set to sit in together and watch the sun go down, and they'll be happy to know that each one is made from durable and eco-friendly acacia wood that'll stand the test of time. Bonus: They also come with a built-in wine glass holder for late nights sipping chardonnay under the stars.
The Sustainable Travel Handbook by Lonely Planet
If the happy couple are newbies to the whole green-living thing, this fascinating guidebook will help motivate and inspire them to re-think the way they travel. With more than 150 pages inside, it offers helpful tips, tricks and easy-to-follow how-tos that will introduce readers to ethical tourism, give them practical ways to reduce their carbon emissions, and help them plan eco-friendly getaways they'll never forget.
Uncommon Goods 3D Tic Tac Toe
Know a couple that's always up for some friendly competition? This modern spin on a classic game will be a fun little addition to their living room coffee table. With stackable X's and O's, its 3D design makes it a lot more engaging than traditional Tic Tac Toe, but we also love that it's ethically made, with each piece hand-carved from Indian rosewood by fair trade artisans.
ONE432 Upcycled Velvet Unisex Slippers
Cozy new slippers are always a hit in the gift department, but these aren't your average house shoes. Each pair is hand-crafted by artisans in Pakistan using deadstock featherweight micro-blend velvet and a centuries-old cross-stitch technique. They're also fair trade-certified, sustainably-made and vegan, featuring an ultra-soft foam lining and anti-slip sole.
Delilah Home Organic Turkish Cotton Resort Bath Collection
There are few better feelings in the world than stepping out of a warm bath and wrapping yourself up in soft, luxurious cotton. These hotel-worthy Turkish towels are chemical-free, GOTS-certified and (best of all) made with 100% organic cotton.
Lumenflon ECO Aluminum 7-Pc. Cookware Set
FWIW: This ain't your grandma's pots and pans collection. Instead, this seven-piece cookware set from Lumenflon features durable nonstick surfaces, which are PFOA-free and require little or no oil for healthier cooking. Plus, every piece is made from 100 percent recycled aluminum, making it an eco-friendly addition to any kitchen.
Newly Goods Spanish Recycled Wine Glasses Set
The happy couple doesn't have to be a pair of self-professed winos to enjoy these sustainable wine tumblers. (Though if they are, we can guarantee this will be a hit.) Each one was mouth-blown in Spain from 100% recycled glass and features a unique, light green hue that gives them a simple yet versatile style. Best of all, they're dishwasher safe!
Vitamix FoodCycler 0.5 Gallon Powered Kitchen Composter
Gardening-lovers will literally kiss your feet after they open up one of these bad boys, which makes composting a literal breeze. With the FoodCycler, you can toss old food scraps inside to magically turn leftovers into fertilizer within minutes—all with the touch of a button!
Earth Hero Self-Care Gift Box
Wedding planning is hard work, especially if your loved ones are footing the bill themselves or DIY'ing practically everything under the sun. That's precisely why this zero-waste gift box is kind of perfect. Inside, you'll find eco-friendly products from EarthHero ranging from relaxing clay masks to detoxifying soap bars. Each one is ethically made, organic and chemical- and cruelty-free.